February 4, 2015

#91: Déjà vu in Vegas

It's Sinatra and Basie swingin' a Quincy Jones arrangement of Rodgers and Hart's "Where or When":

That was 1966. You may prefer the very beautiful ballad version from the 1958 album Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely.

What Mark Steyn said about a couple of other songs:

Sometimes there's a definitive ballad treatment of a standard, and sometimes there's a definitive up-tempo treatment of a standard, and sometimes they're by the same guy: Frank Sinatra, a man who did more than anyone to establish the very concept of the standard song. 
I would go ahead and list some more examples but that would be telling. Stay tuned.

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